Pure White Buttercream Frosting or Icing for Wedding Cakes

Isn't it crazy that we are constantly on a quest for the perfect frosting/icing recipe? And that you can use the same ingredients in so many different recipes and yet they turn out different? I currently have a 'favorite' white frosting recipe that I adapted from a cream horn filling recipe, but I also keep a few others up my sleeve to use once in a while.

This one is great because it's white. Pure white. Perfect for a wedding or birthday cake. To get the good flavor you have to use butter flavoring and to get the white color you must use the clear vanilla (you can find it at your grocery store... it's not difficult to find).

White Buttercream Icing

1 (2 lbs.) bag powdered sugar
1 c Crisco shortening
1/2 c milk
Dash salt
1 t clear vanilla
1 1/2 t butter flavoring
2 t white corn syrup

Cream Crisco and add vanilla, butter flavoring, salt, and corn syrup. Alternate small amounts of powdered sugar and milk until all is used. Beat on high speed for 3-5 minutes until very creamy and whipped cream like.Print Friendly and PDF